Friday, August 28, 2009

Terror alert level raised today in Scranton

The Anthracite Museum must be in lockdown.

"MOOSIC - A Peckville man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly smashed the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees' 2008 Governors' Cup trophy while baseball fans cheered on the home team during a game at PNC Field.

"Michael Cortezar, 40, of 1015 Lower Pleasant Ave., was in custody of the Lackawanna County Sheriff's Department late Thursday and awaiting arraignment on charges of disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, Chief Deputy Sheriff Dominick Manetti said.

"Chief Manetti said that prior to the 7:50 p.m. trophy incident, stadium staff were addressing an unknown issue with Mr. Cortezar, who had been watching the game against the Syracuse Chiefs.

"The earlier issue appeared resolved when Mr. Cortezar walked into the stadium's administrative offices, grabbed the trophy from a case and hurled it to the floor, Chief Manetti said."

I'm betting he really hated the removal of a pitcher.

1 comment:

I'm Bill White said...

Lower Pleasant Ave., my ass...